Teaching coding without technology in a Silicon Valley Montessori School
Inspired by the conversation my group had during the DnR about Montessori schools and self-directed learning, I found myself looking through a set of YouTube videos from this one school called the Bowman School in Palo Alto. The Montessori method is typically pretty against utilizing digital technology for learning, and the Bowman School is no different. However, as it's in the heart of Silicon Valley, of course it includes coding in the curriculum, starting from Kindergarten. There have been articles we've posted in High 5 over the years about how Silicon Valley parents and tech moguls don't want their children using digital technology, but it was really the fact that coding is still integrated into the curriculum that got me at Bowman. I added a short video to Vialogues, but I just wanted to hear what others had to say about this. I know I definitely have opinions.